Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sad Dead King Zinger

I guess I am done reading about Henry VI because he died. "It was said that he had expired of melancholy, but the truth is no doubt more prosaic," writes Peter Ackroyd. His eulogy for Henry VI goes on: "There has rarely been a wise king in England, let alone a good one. But it is still possible to concede a certain amount of sympathy to a man who seems to have been wholly unsuitable for the duties of kingship." Ouch!